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Must-Haves for New Moms

Here at Dovecote, you’ll find a little something for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for your fashionista friend, your fabulous cook of a neighbor, or your dog-loving dad, something in the store is sure to be up their alley!

Or maybe you embody a little bit of all those people too. And maybe you just had a baby. And maybe you still want to feel chic while also being practical.

We’ve got you covered.

High quality cotton t-shirts from Wilt that can be washed to death (and still look and feel like new!), cute jewelry from Chewbeads that doubles as a teething toy for your little one, books with built-in finger puppets, and luxurious baby bath products courtesy of Noodle and Boo . . .

We told you; there’s something for everyone! If you’re shopping for a new mom (or if you are one yourself and have a little extra time!), swing by Dovecote and ask our stylists to help you pick out the perfect item to make everyone’s lives just a little happier.

– Emma, Dovecote Stylist

Planning For Fall

Our chefs are busy in the gardens harvesting the last of the summer produce and prepping the ground for the bounty of fall! Tomatoes, eggplant, summer beans and squash (and more!) have had an excellent growing season and will be rotated out with fall produce in several weeks. In the meantime, the gardens will be weeded, and fertilized to make sure they're ready! Make sure to sample the flavors of summer at The Fearrington House Restaurant before we welcome fall! Full Post >

Exfoliation at Home

Pick up the best ingredients for a DIY exfoliation at home at Haven Spa Boutique! Elemis' Lime & Ginger Collection is infused with jasmine flower petals, lime peel, ginger and sea salt - the exotic fragrance is combined with plant extracts to create a skin friendly formula that cleanses deeply. Lime & Ginger Salt Glow ($62) is a luxurious exfoliation product, the salt glow suspends lime, ginger and salt in a unique blend of bergamot, coconut and sweet almond oils to stimulate, tone... Full Post >

Celebrate National Relaxation Day at The Spa

What better way to relax than with a spa treatment! The Spa at Fearrington is celebrating National Relaxation Day on August 15th through the whole month of August. See our list of the ultimate in relaxation and pampering below. Our Hot Stone Massage helps to melt away your tension through massage with heated basalt stones. This is offered in either 60 or 90 minutes. The Elemis Musclease Aroma Body Wrap is designed for complete muscle relaxation provided through a seaweed wrap and followed... Full Post >

Fearrington’s Growing Season

With summer in full swing, our gardens are full of vegetables, herbs and produce ready to use in the dishes at The Fearrington House Restaurant! We talked with Junior Sous Chef Zac about what's next for our gardens. How long is the growing season for the vegetables growing in the gardens? There is a long answer to this question, but the short answer is North Carolina is a great location to grow summer vegetables. We have the hot sunny days with ample rains with gives summer plants amazing... Full Post >

Meet Mathew’s Men

This book is an inspiring read about the U.S. Merchant Marine sacrifice in World War II during the U-boat war against Germany in the Atlantic. Mathews County, Virginia has a long and strong marine tradition and reading of their wartime efforts to support the Allies in the face of the horrors of modern war is an inspiring take on what is our greatest generation. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Mathews Men - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Matt, Bookseller Full Post >